Friday, September 14, 2007

stumbled upon...

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Pepperberg said the last time she saw Alex on Thursday, they went through their goodnight routine, in which she told him it was time to go in the cage and said: "You be good, I love you. I'll see you tomorrow."

Alex responded, "You'll be in tomorrow."
(Alex was discovered dead in his cage Friday morning.)
[From: MSNBC]


And here is something Matthew Parris has to write about the vulnerability on social safety conditions. Although the content relates to the English perimeter, it is well applicable to all the societies worldwide.
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At dawn on Thursday morning I was flying through fog at more than 100mph, three feet above the ground. We had no means of diverting from our course, nor of stopping in less than a mile. The visibility was perhaps 50 yards. I was on a train.
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Doing more would be so easy. In an open society like ours the national throat is open and exposed for the cutting in a hundred places. A small amount of explosive beneath pylons in a million unguarded locations will bring down a high-tension power supply. A drop of poison at a thousand access points to our water supplies could kill hundreds. A brick dropped from a motorway bridge on to a coach’s windscreen combines a good chance of murder with minimal risk of capture. Our railways are essentially unguarded.
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Is there some strange way in which this satisfies both? Is there a kind of unconscious agreement? Are we and the terrorist supplying for the fight a title that satisfies the vanities of both teams “War” on “Terror” then choosing the domain and battleground where fixtures are to be played: exotic venues such as jets, subterranean railway tunnels, nightclubs, packed commuter terminals; and finally agreeing even on a pair of mutually opposed and appropriately impossible outcomes counting as the knockout win that both half-fear: the Destruction of the West vs the Elimination of Terrorism? Is there a creepy, subliminal pact? I ask not rhetorically this really is a question but because I have noticed a series of clues for a riddle to which this could (I emphasise could) be an answer.
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get more here in TimesOnline

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ok, coming back to home, its Teej today, festival for ladies. The justification of the motive behind the celebration has always been questioned, however it still succeeds to maintain its own charm in the female mind, as I see.
It used to be good fun and the sense of festivity spread all around when all the sisters gathered in our home, and the neighboring ladies as well gathered to have a sing-dance program.
We were kids and we just enjoyed the presence of the guests in our home.
it was a long time ago, a really long time. Now its difficult, even to imagine, the gathering of all, in one place now. Besides, the "agenda" of celebration itself has changed.
Time change, people change, society changes... its the way.
anyway, for all those who pray for Mahadev, Good luck ladies :)

Thursday, September 13, 2007

quick meditation

its specially effective and appropriate for the busy people who want to but don't have enough time for meditation.
So give a quick try.

When: Do it many times during the day.

Duration: Even for a moment is good but as a meditation at least 40 minutes.

Step 1: “Just sitting on a chair or in the train, close your eyes and put your palms lightly on your eyes, without pressing.

“In a relaxed mind thoughts cannot move; they get frozen. They live through tension. So when the eyes are still, and the energy moves inwards, thoughts will stop. You will feel a certain euphoria that will deepen daily.”

From: Osho Times

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Questions

Questions, I've got some questions
I want to know you
But what if I could ask you only one thing
Only this one time, what would you tell me?
Well maybe you could give me a suggestion
So I could know you, what would you tell me?
Maybe you could tell me what to ask you
Because then I'd know you, what would you tell me
Please tell me that there's time
To make this work for all intents and purposes
And what are your intentions, will you try?
Impressions, you've made impressions
They're going nowhere
They're just going to wait here if you let them
Please don't let them
I want to know you
And if they're going to haunt me
Please collect them
Please just collect them
And now I'm begging
I'm begging you to ask me just one question
One simple question
Because then you'd know me
I'll tell you that there's time
To make this work for all intents and purposes
At least for my own
What is a heart worth if it's just left all alone?
Leave it long enough and watch it turn into stone
Why must we always be untrue?

"Questions" by Jack Johnson

Saturday, September 01, 2007

How a Millionaire’s Brain Works…

A man walked into a bank in New York City one day and asked for the loan officer.

He told the loan officer that he was going to Philippines on business for two weeks and needed to borrow $5,000. The bank officer told him that the bank would need some form of security for the loan.

Then the man handed over the keys to a new Ferrari parked on the street in front of the bank. He produced the title and everything checked out The loan officer agreed to accept the car as collateral for the loan.The bank’s president and its officers all enjoyed a good laugh at the guy for using a $250,000 Ferrari as collateral against a $5,000 loan.

An employee of the bank then drove the Ferrari into the bank’s underground garage and parked it there.Two weeks later, the guy returned, repaid the $5,000 and the interest, which came to $15.41.

The loan officer said, “Sir, we are very happy to have had and this transaction has worked out very nicely, but we are a little puzzled. While you were away, we checked you out and found that you are a multi millionaire. What puzzles us is, why would you bother to borrow “$5,000″.

The millionaire replied: “Where else in New York City can I park my car for $15.41 and expect it to be there when I return”

Well thats how the rich stay rich, they know a lot more about Money Management. All the millionaires I have met in my life were penny wise. Look after your cents and the Dollars will look after themselves.